The Federal Ministry of Health on Monday disclosed plans to distribute about three million mosquito nets to every household in Osun State.
The Director, Malaria Control in the State Ministry of Health, Mrs Nurat Adeyanju, who highlighted the benefits of sleeping inside mosquito nets said the projection is to achieve 100% ownership and 80% utilisation of the nets to achieve a drastic reduction in malaria cases.
Adeyanju stressed the need for every household in Nigeria to totally embrace the use of the Long Lasting insecticidal nets to prevent malaria.
She further stated that Osun State is among the six states in Nigeria benefiting from the mass replacement of the mosquito nets.
According to other health experts at the media orientation in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, the nets are designed to maintain utmost biological efficacy against mosquitoes for a period of three years.
Also speaking, a Director in the Federal Ministry of Health, Dr Sam Abutu sought the support and cooperation of the media in intimating the public on the health benefits of using the treated mosquitoes nets.